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Removing exotic plant species has a much greater impact on ecosystems than previously thought. Pollination processes become more efficient, and the pollination network soon...

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Too many deer are bad for the forest

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Plant regulatory proteins 'tagged' with sugar

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Lost in translation: Traffic noise disrupts communication between species

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Beyond organic: Carbon farming is a pathway to climate stabilization and resilient soils

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Forty-four invading species ‘loose’ in North Atlantic

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Don’t ‘bee’ worried: Researcher says endangered bumblebee populations will rise again

Bumblebees recently became the first species from the U.S. to be placed on the endangered species list, but an entomologist said bumblebee endangerment is...

New review of medicinal compounds in toad secretions compiled

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